Course Code: CS3
Course Duration: 3 Days
Who Should Attend?
Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Operatives.
To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the dangers of confined spaces. To enable delegates to enter, work and leave confined spaces including a vertical shaft, using escape sets and full working breathing apparatus. To training delegates in rescue techniques using breathing apparatus. To train delegates so that they not only know what to do, but also what not to do at the scene of an emergency. The course content includes life support skills with am emphasis on airways management and resuscitation by CPR.
Days one and two (Confined space entry procedures with escape sets, full working breathing apparatus and rescue procedures).
- Current legislation.
- Recognition of confined spaces.
- Dangers associated with these areas including video film.
- Human respiratory system.
- Appreciation of the different types of atmospheres.
- Use of gas detection equipment in hazardous atmospheres.
- Use of personal protective equipment, i.e. ropes, harnesses and man riding hoists.
- Use of escape breathing apparatus.
- Different types of full working breathing apparatus and ancillary equipment.
- Pre-entry checks on equipment.
- Safe Systems of Work for entry into confined spaces.
- Methods of communication.
- Manning levels.
- Emergency procedures and rescue techniques.
- Practical exercises and wearing sessions.
- Practical use of escape set and full working breathing apparatus.
- Vertical entry and egress using a tripod and winch.
- Diseases and personal hygiene associated with confined spaces.
- Awareness of resuscitation equipment.
- Awareness of the need for periodic examinations of equipment.
- Course assessment (theory and practical).
Day 3 (Emergency First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Resuscitation Techniques).
- First aid equipment.
- Situation assessment and primary assessment.
- Airway management.
- Respiratory arrest.
- Mouth to mouth resuscitation.
- Artificial ventilation.
- Circulatory collapse.
- Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Role of oxygen in resuscitation.
- Awareness of the different types of resuscitation equipment, including automatic resuscitators, Vent aid or similar, Laerdal pocket mask, and bag and mask.
- Treatment for choking.
- Control of bleeding.
- Management of the unconscious casualty.
- Head injuries, fractures and burns.
Lectures, videos, overhead projection, demonstrations and practical exercises, handouts and written assessment.
Number of Delegates
Suggested Follow Up Courses
The Use of Airline Breathing Apparatus